Please note: AEGN events are for grantmakers not grantseekers unless the event specifically states otherwise.



Member Event – Melbourne
Tea and scones with Farmers for Climate Action

Join The Myer Foundation for an afternoon tea at their boardroom to meet their new CEO of Farmers for Climate Action, Verity Morgan-Schmidt, and the head of strategic projects, Anna Rose (a Myer Innovation Fellow recent alumni).

Farmers for Climate Action is an exciting new initiative bringing together a network of over 3000 farmers across Australia committed to action to tackle climate change – both sustainability on-farm, and pushing for stronger laws in our state and federal Parliaments.

This is an opportunity to hear a short talk from Verity and Anna about the organisation, their achievements so far, and their plans for the future. In the tradition of the Country Women’s’ Association, tea and scones will be provided.

Date Friday 28 July 2017
Time 3 – 4pm
Location The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund, 17 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
RSVP Places are limited to twelve people. Please RSVP by 25th July to


AEGN Event – Sydney
Lunch with Winsome McIntosh, renowned US environmental philanthropist


Please join us for an intimate lunch and lively discussion with renowned US environmental philanthropist, Winsome McIntosh.  With 45 years experience at the forefront of environmental law and activism, Winsome will speak about the importance of finding your purpose, taking an entrepreneurial approach to grantmaking, investing in skilled and charismatic leaders and taking on the tough issues that no one else can.

Date Tuesday 22 August 2017
Time 12 – 2pm
Location Venue to be confirmed – Sydney
RSVP Heidi on


AEGN Event – Canberra
Environmental Philanthropy meets Parliament (ePmP)

Join us for breakfast! Hear a panel of Australia’s leading environmental grantmakers speak about their philanthropy, the issues they care about and the potential for environmental philanthropy to work more closely with government. The AEGN will be inviting the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Members of Parliament and senior departmental officials to attend. Your presence and contribution will send a strong message to key policy makers.

The ePmP breakfast is organised by the AEGN, as a side event of Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit. AEGN members are encouraged to register for the two day PA event; however it is possible to only attend the breakfast.

Date Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time 7 – 8.50am
Location Hotel Realm,  National Ballroom 4, 18 National Circuit, Canberra
Enquiries Esther Abram on
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Invitation Environmental Philanthropy Meets Parliament – Tues 12 Sept



AEGN Event – Melbourne
Funder Forum – Food systems, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture and AEGN Annual General Meeting

Centre for Policy Development will present research on Commonwealth and Victorian government funding programs in the areas of food systems, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture, followed by discussion on the implications for funding. This work has been undertaken through a partnership with the AEGN to inform members about government policy and funding in this area and will play an important role in informing strategic  and impactful funding.

The Funder Forum will be followed by the AEGN Annual General Meeting.

Date Wednesday 25 October 2017
Location Venue to be confirmed, Melbourne
Enquiries Esther Abram on or Heidi Taylor on



AEGN Event
Central Australia Field Trip
This field trip has now been deferred to May 2018. AEGN field trip exploring biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost to be confirmed, range from $4,500 to $5,500 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Uluru.
Date May 2018
Location Central Australia
Enquiries Ione McLean


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EGA Fall Retreat 2017 – USA
In response to the growing urgency of climate change, we have fully integrated climate into our 2017 Fall Retreat. Join us in September to hear from youth climate activist Aji Piper about his role in the landmark U.S. Federal Climate Lawsuit with Our Children’s Trust, as well as from Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, on engaging communities of faith. Main stage programming will include debates on what’s next, focusing on divergent paths to clean energy, jobs and the economy.
Date 24 – 27 September 2017
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Location Seattle WA, USA
Enquiries Heidi Taylor


2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference – Hobart
Date 18 – 20 October 2017
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Location Hobart, Tasmania
Enquiries Heidi Taylor